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noun [usually sing.] (pl. -ies)
the state of not being able to decide what to do in a difficult situation, syn dilemma
George was in a quandary – should he go or shouldn’t he?17 months ago
(of people, animals or behaviour) noisy and full of life and energy
- It was a challenge, keeping ten boisterous seven-year-olds amused. 17 months ago
to accept behaviour that is morally wrong or to treat it as if it were not serious
- Terrorism can never be condoned. 17 months ago
adjective (especially literary)
very brave or determined; syn courageous
- valiant warriors
- She made a vialiant attempt not to laugh. 17 months ago
in the habit of doing something, syn accustomed
not before noun
wont + to do something
- He was wont to fall asleep after supper.
something a person often does, syn habit
- She got up early, as was her wont. 17 months ago
more than you think is reasonable or necessary; synonym: excessively
He did not sound unduly worried at the prospect.
The levels of pollution in this area are unduly high.
The thought did not disturb her unduly.18 months ago
Grub’s up! (= the meal is ready)
They serve good pub grub there.18 months ago
- LL – (extolling, extolled, etc.)
to extol sb/sth (as sth)
to praise sb/sth very much
Doctors often EXTOL THE VIRTUES of eating less fat.
She was EXTOLLED as a genius.18 months ago
squander sth (on sb/sth)
to waste money, time, etc. in a stupid or careless way
He squandered all his money on gambling.19 months ago
DECLINE – noun or verb.
noun: countable noun, usually singular, uncountable noun
decline (in sth)/decline (of sth)
a continuous decrease in the number, value, quality, etc. of sth
a rapid/sharp/gradual decline
The company reported a small decline in its profits.
An increase in cars has resulted in the decline of public transport.
The town fell into (a) decline (=started to be less busy, important, etc.) after the mine closed.
Industry in Britain has been in decline since the 1970s.
1. to become smaller, fewer, weaker, etc.
Support for the party continues to decline.
The number of tourists to the resort declined by 10% last year.
Her health was declining rapidly.
2.(formal) to refuse politely to accept or to do sth, syn refuse
I offered to give them a lift but they declined.
to decline an offer/invitation
Their spokesman declined to comment on the allegations.
3. (grammar) if a noun, an adjective or a pronoun declines, it has different forms according to wheather it is the subject or the object of a verb, wheather it is in the singular or plural, etc. When you decline a noun, etc. you list these forms.19 months ago
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The picture quality is not good, sorry for that. 19 months ago
also British English & informal: sausage dog ;)
a small dog with a long body, long ears and very short legs 19 months ago
to gradually become less successful and end in a disappointing way
Unfortunately I don’t have any example sentences. Someone help please? 19 months ago
1. to pull a tree, plant, etc. out of the ground
- The typhoon uprooted some of the trees along the street.
- There uprooted flowers are the work of your dog.
2. uproot + yourself/somebody – to leave a place where you have lived for a long time; to make somebody do this
- We decided to uproot and head for Japan.
- If I accept the job, it will mean uprooting my family and moving to USA.
- The city uprooted many families from their houses near the station. 19 months ago
used only before noun; especially North American English
meaning: going to happen soon
- the upcoming presidential election
- a single from the band’s upcoming album 19 months ago
1. a small hollow place in the skin, especially in the cheek or chin
Amania had a dimple which appeared when she smiled.
2. any small hollow place in a surface
a pane of glass with a dimple pattern19 months ago